Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut at Lotus Lounge

Young professionals celebrate Israel's birthday at the Lotus Lounge / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Young professionals celebrate Israel's birthday at the Lotus Lounge / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Dozens of people crammed into the bar Wednesday night to celebrate Yom Ha’azmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, as sponsored by Sixth & I, NextGen, GesherCity and Birthright Israel NEXT.

The Lotus Lounge was an auspicious choice for this outing, donned in its Buddha statues, eastern flower motifs, and, for tonight, Israeli flags. 😛 Israeli snacks and sushi utensils donned the tables were young professionals could go to mingle with their drinks.

Early in the evening, event staff announced that they would play songs by Coolooloosh, one of the hottest Israeli bands, which is playing at Sixth & I and sponsored by Birthright on Saturday. Also available among the many pamphlets was information on GesherCity’s upcoming Monday performance by comedian Greg Behrendt, who is also co-author of He’s Just Not That Into You. And click on over to NextGen’s upcoming trip to Moscow!

For more information on Yom Ha’aztmaut events in the DC area, check out my Examiner coverage. Happy 61st birthday, eretz yisarael!http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3489564774_e91e1ca31d.jpg?v=0

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